Monday, August 16, 2010
16 years old
Mercado, a man, and a woman were sitting in a parked car in the 4100 block of North Albany Avenue in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood at about 1:45 a.m. when someone walked up and started a conversation with them. Soon after the suspect opened fire into the car. The woman switched places with one of the gunshot victims and drove to the 4000 block of North Whipple Street, where she called police. Mercado was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:33 a.m. The other man was listed as stable at the hospital. The woman said the gunman fled the scene in a dark-colored vehicle.